We loved reading this book. My 11 yr old said that Harriet Tubman and her faith in god was inspiring. The book is historically accurate. We did have a bit of a hard time with the accurate lingo of the south, but once we caught on it was pretty easy to navigate.
Harriet – A wonderful fast read on the highlights of an amazing woman who transformed the Antebellum South with her legacy. A great showcase of true Primary Sources that will emphasize the nature and courage of Harriet Tubman.
I loved reading this book. The depiction of Harriet Tubman was so inspiring and historically accurate. She had such a firm faith in God that she would be able to complete her life’s mission. This was very inspiring to me. The accounts in this story were backed up by first accounts and direct quotes. This is a classic I will be reading again.
I love Harriet more than ever before. I love this description of her life and her devotion to God. In schools, we learned of what she did, but not truly who she was. She had such a beautiful, trusting, and faithful relationship with God. Seeing her in this light makes me think that so often she must be disappointed that God is not more a part of how her story is told. She was the Moses of her people, because she was devoted to God and serving him! I just love her for it, and love the light this book has shed on her life!
This is the inspiring true story of Harriet Tubman written by someone who knew her and talked to others who knew her. In this book you’ll see how Harriet trusted God completely with her life and the lives of those she helped to escape. It challenged me to take my troubles to the Lord and leave them there. You will be encouraged by reading this book.
“…there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have de oder; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when de time came for me to go, de Lord would let dem take me.”
Harriet, The Moses of Her People is an inspiring true story of Harriet Tubman and her tremendous impact for good during a time of much oppression and hardship.
As an enslaved woman, Harriet experienced countless adversities and cruelty. “Why should such things be?” she often pondered. Even as a child, she knew slavery was wrong and must end. As a young woman, Harriet slipped away from her slave master one night. Alone, she courageously made her journey to the North, where freedom awaited her.
Harriet eventually gained her freedom and, despite great peril and hardship, returned many times to the South to free her family members and hundreds of others.
A woman of deep faith, courage, and love, Harriet prayed with complete trust that the Lord would hear and answer her prayers. She was fearless, for she knew God was at the helm and would guide her steps. Harriet’s life is an example of dedicated service to God and to her neighbors. Truly she, like Moses, lived the commandments of God and, with His help, delivered her people.
This book is integrated with the High School 2 Language Arts course.
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